Sens. Float Bill To Declassify Surveillance Court Opinions

Law360, New York (June 11, 2013, 6:28 PM EDT) -- A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Tuesday introduced legislation that would strip the secrecy from tribunal court rulings that authorize the government to conduct broad phone and Internet surveillance, marking the first legislative response to the recent unmasking of a pair of these spying efforts.

The proposal — authored by Sens. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Mike Lee, R-Utah — would require the attorney general to declassify significant Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court opinions that interpret the government's legal authority to conduct surveillance on Americans and foreigners...
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